Franklin County, Kentucky

Winter Storm Updates

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The PVA's office is closed today (3/6/15).
Due to road conditions, Franklin County garbage service will be postponed Friday. Residents with Thursday and Friday collection are asked to put their carts out on Saturday for pickup on Saturday and Monday. Thank you for your patience as we work to keep everyone safe and put waste in its place!
From County Attorney, Rick Sparks:
As a result of the severe winter weather and travel restrictions, the Franklin County Courthouse will be closed again Friday, March 6, 2015.
Therefore, all offices of the Franklin County Attorney will be closed as well. We will reopen Monday, March 9, 2015 for regular office hours.
In the event of an emergency, please contact your local law enforcement agency for assistance. Try continue to stay off the roadways, check on your neighbors and be safe if travel is absolutely required.
Franklin County Judicial CenterFranklin County received its official charter on May 10, 1795, by act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The newly formed county was created from portions of Mercer, Shelby, and Woodford counties and named for Benjamin Franklin, early American patriot, inventor, diplomat, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. 
Located in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky with the state capital of Frankfort at its center, Franklin County has something for everyone, from the covered bridge at Switzer, to the natural beauty of the Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek. There are rolling acres of bluegrass, farmland, distilleries, museums, and a wonderfully diverse selection of festivals, celebrations, and special events.
Our Community offers a wide range of employment and educational opportunities. Government and industry provide a diverse mix and stable economy for workers. The local school systems give students a wide range of choice in their education. Kentucky State University offers opportunities for higher education in a historic yet culturally diverse atmosphere. Our libraries are havens for casual readers, scholars, and genealogists.
Franklin County is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. Its rich heritage and history insure that both residents and visitors find a welcoming atmosphere. Please explore our website and enjoy all that our community has to offer.

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Full moon over Franklin County Courthouse.  Photo courtesy of Gene Burch